Physical Therapy & Acupuncture located in New York, NY


Acupuncture services offered in New York, NY

Acupuncture is a versatile treatment with numerous benefits, from faster recovery times to improved energy, so you can get back to doing what you love. At Manhattan Physical Therapy in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, skilled physical therapist Erica Cole, PT, DPT, and her team offer acupuncture to promote your body’s natural healing processes. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about acupuncture’s remarkable benefits.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional practice in Chinese medicine and involves gently inserting hair-thin needles into particular pressure points in your body to promote faster healing and balance. It dates back thousands of years, although it has recently gained popularity in North America for its effective, medication-free benefits.

This treatment considers your body as a whole, with the unique ability to self-regulate and heal when obstructions are removed. Your provider works closely with you to ascertain what issues you’re experiencing and help you set and reach your goals. 

The Manhattan Physical Therapy team uses an orthopedic style of acupuncture, identifying areas of tightness, or trigger points, and releasing those areas. The team tailors a comprehensive treatment plan to meet your needs.

What can I expect from an acupuncture treatment?

After your assessment, you sit or lie on a table while your provider gently places very fine needles into trigger points to help regulate and heal your body. 

Despite what some people fear, this should not be a painful process. You can expect a calm, quiet atmosphere, and some patients even fall asleep.

Acupuncture treatments generally leave you feeling relaxed or with a sense of healthy energy. You can expect most sessions to last 30-60 minutes, depending on the type of treatment you receive.

I have a variety of issues. Can acupuncture help me?

One of the greatest benefits of acupuncture is its versatility, because it focuses on enabling your body to function as intended. Since it can address common hindrances to your physical, mental, and even emotional well-being, look to acupuncture to:

  • Alleviate knee, hip, ankle, back, or shoulder pain
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Improve allergies
  • Minimize chronic pain
  • Relieve headache pain, including migraines
  • Ease menstrual cramps
  • Enhance mental clarity
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Soothe chronic stress
  • Get a better night’s sleep
  • Revitalize energy levels
  • Aid healthy digestion
  • Balance hormones

Under the care of a skilled provider, your body’s natural ability to heal can get you back to feeling balanced and prepared to take on whatever challenges are next. You may benefit from a series of treatments to ensure you meet your wellness goals.

With the right help, you already have what you need to begin seeing improvements in your quality of life. Call Manhattan Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.